Lois Doreen (Huth) Wilkins passed away to heaven after a courageous battle with cancer on August 23, 2020. Doreen was born in Clarence Center, New York on June 28, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Harold Huth and Pauline (Knapp) Huth.
Affectionately known as “Do” , she came to Akron with her mother and late sister (Janice Walker) in the 40’s and was a Village of Akron resident almost all of her life. Her residence since 1967 was on Main Street where she raised three sons, Craig (Sandra) Wilkins of Akron, Chris (Suzanne) Wilkins of East Amherst, and Terry (Robyn) Wilkins of Corfu.
Doreen loved her maternal grandchildren; Shawn, Pauline, Orrie, Cody, and Aaron as well as extended grandchildren; Lisa and Ben. The family was blessed to watch her with her five great- granddaughters, Ema Jo, Kayleigh, Addison, and Gabriella. Baby Angelina died during childbirth. Known as Grandma GG to her great granddaughters, they recently sat with her and took turns reading pages from her favorite childhood book, “Little Rag Doll” that she was given as a child in the 1930’s.
Doreen graduated from Akron High School at age 16 and went on to study college courses in the clerical field. She applied those skills with her involvement as a Founding Charter Member of the Akron Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She married at 18 and worked at a handful of businesses in the area. Later, she would own her own business, Do’s Pounder Store on Main Road in Akron.
When family, including her niece Connie and friend Jean would stop to visit they would find her sitting within arm’s reach of her Bible and her companion “Skittles”, the bird, looking over her shoulder. As an avid walker who had each step measured; you could often see her on Main Street and in Russell Park visiting with merchants and friends.
Doreen enjoyed one on one time with her sons. She often attended country music concerts with her eldest son Craig. She was a big fan of Johnny Cash and the Statler Brothers, collecting their video and audio recordings. She was Craig’s biggest fan, and supported and encouraged him in his music endeavors.
Her one on one time with middle son, Chris, was often spent studying and memorizing Bible scripture. In her travels to Colorado Springs, CO while visiting Chris as he studied there in the Navigators Ministry, she found and loved the Glen Eyrie Castle. Chris will officiate at her services.
Her favorite one on one time with youngest son, Terry, was spent with the two of them in a small fishing boat on the waters of Lake Ontario, near Point Breeze and Olcott. The same waters she fished and boated in with her father as a pre-teen. Her three boys will place the flowers from her services in the currents there to float out to the lake in her memory.
There will be no funeral or visitation services, as these are her wishes. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1 PM. at Eastern Hills Church, 8445 Greiner Road, Williamsville, NY 14221. Masks are required to enter. A private burial will take place at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron. Doreen will be buried near her mother, Pauline Huth and great grandchild, Angelina Peluso.
Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home, Akron